Effect of cooling water on ablation in Er:YAG laserosteotome of hard bone

Hamed Abbasi, Lina Beltrán, Georg Rauter, Raphael Guzman, Philippe C. Cattin, Azhar Zam

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine the effect of pig bone immersion in different levels of cooling water during laser ablation with a Er:YAG laser. The laser worked at 2940 nm wavelength and 10 Hz repetition rate in microseconds pulse duration regime. The bone was immersed in different levels of cooling water in a sample container for preventing carbonization. The bone samples were ablated with fixed deposited energy to investigate at which water level Er:YAG lasers start ablating bone through a layer of water. Results showed that the maximum level of water that laser can pass through to start the ablation nonlinearly depends on pulse energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
EditorsManuel F. M. Costa
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510613836
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Triennial International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics - Faro, Portugal
Duration: 8 May 201712 May 2017

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10453
ISSN0277-786X

Conference

Conference3rd Triennial International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityFaro
Period8/05/1712/05/17

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge funding of the Werner Siemens Foundation through the MIRACLE project. Moreover, the authors gratefully acknowledge Mr. Marek Zelechowski for his help in code writing to operate the laser.

Publisher Copyright: © 2017 SPIE.

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